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as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo about the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield, my argument is question it is. >> i take a question from the scottish national party. >> does he know if there are any plans over the last few days for any military action before next week, planned at all against syria? >> i obviously can't discuss the details of potential action in detail in front of this house, but i can tell the house that american president and i have had discussions that have been reported in th
could be the fallout? meanwhile, president obama getting pushback from overseas. we will tell you what one world leader is saying. and here in the u.s., protests already springing up across this country, with more planned for today. hello, everyone. it is high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." senior aides telling nbc news the white house is holding conference calls to brief senators on syria, possibly one of the last pieces of business before a military strike. nbc news has also learned all members of the house are invited to an in-person classified briefing on syria. it is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. meantime, one key democratic lawmaker tells msnbc he would like more information from the obama administration ahead of any potential strike. here's what congressman gregory meeks told me today. >> the facts are what the facts are. let us see what the facts are, let us make sure that we can relate those facts to all of the allies and to nato, et cetera, to get everybody on board. there's no need to rush into it. let the facts come out
threat, 18 u.s. embassies reopening today in the middle east and africa. obama administration intercepted chatter suggests e suggesting a possible attack on u.s. interests in the region. however, the u.s. facility in yemen remains closed. steve is joining us live from washington with more. hi, steve. >> reporter: one of the few embassies is at the epicenter of the terrorist threat and the embassy in yemen still shut down after al-qaeda and arabian peninsula plotted terrorist attack. president obama says that branch continues to pose a serious threat to americans, but the president's critics says he has been under stating the overall terrorist threat. >> you can't say on the one hand you have destroyed, quote, core al-qaeda. that is semantic gym gymnastics and at the same time close embassies all over the middle east. al-qaeda is on the rise. they have been on the rise. they have continued to penetrate. >> reporter: embassy in tripoli is one of 18 that are now open. 20 were shut down last sunday in wake of intelligence reports. democrats defend the president's decision and caution al-qaeda
at the white house with the latest. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: >> reporter: wolf, president obama did not touch on the situation at the lincoln memorial, though he did address some domestic political issues. it was a brief diversion for the president, who is facing one of the biggest foreign policy challenges during his second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his deliberation over syria to mark an historic milestone, the 50th anniversary of martin luter king's "i have a dream" speech. the words belonged to the ages. >> unmatched in our time. >> reporter: it was one of the only few public appearances for the president, who has little time to spend away from the white house. any decision to strike syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons is growing more complicated by the day. over at the u.n., syria's ambassador sounded the alarm and accused rebels of launching their own gas attacks. >> we are in a state of war, preparing for the worst scenario. >> accusing russia of blocking u.n.
. >> meanwhile the "san francisco chronicle" reports many people uninformed about obama care are falling prey to scams. the scams can take the form of e-mails or phone calls from people pretending to be representatives of the federal government and even solicitors going door to door trying to sign people up for fake medical cards or seeking personal information. what do you think about what's going to happen this fall? >> oh. it's hard to predict. obviously with respect to the budget showdown i don't think the president is going to budge. i don't see why he will or would because this his signature legislation. if they're saying delay the thing for a year i doubt that he would do that. but, you know, the weekly radio address was very interesting in part because we're at this point right now where there is a, you know, sabotaging going on of the plan or an attempt. the biggest move is to get people to burn their obama care cards as if they exist but encourage young people not to sign up, avoid the exchanges as a way to make sure the overall bill is sabotaged. this is a very critical juncture an
days, president obama's national security team will present him with its final detailed options. the administration is already making the case for taking action against syria. >> presidnt obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry accused the assad regime of gassing its own people and called it -- >> moral obscenity. >> reporter: if the president gives the order a senior defense officials says four navy destroyers in the mediterranean sea could execute a mission within hours. u.s. and british submarines are also likely nearby, all armed with cruise missiles. the extremely accurate tomahawks can be fired from 500 miles away, with an ability to change course in mid flight. the potential targets include the delivery systems that can be used to launch weapons, militia training camps being run by bashar al assad and most importantly, the syrian government's command and control centers. >> allahu akbar! >> reporter: they are not designed to o
, regulations running rampant. president obama using regulations as the strong arm for is a ministration. the amount of regulatory rules finalized in his first term lag behind that of president george w. bush's first term with nearly 12% fewer rules. president obama's rahman comes with a heavy price tag. 186 of his roles finalize his first term were deemed economically significant. that means that each rules annual economic impact is more than $100 million. the cost which blows the '81 economically significant roles in of the water. with more on this, editorial board member of the wall street journal. thank you for being with this. the count the shows the presence of oz first term had fewer regulations. it's askew. there are time coming up that just aren't quite final. >> that's exactly right. those to make a loss to the amount of regulatory burde you're talking about thousands or perhaps even tens of thousands of new pages of regulations. those are the big when it comes to new regulations, let's not forget, the climate change agenda, the apa. this is the fact that will be defined not by
. don't we love him for it? thank you so much. no pow wow with putin. president obama has yet to sit down with the president while attending the g20 summit in the country. a california city testing a fix for underwater mortgages, imminent domain. you can't make it up. it's a battle royale with the banks landing in court. medical information exposed. the rush to implement obamacare put sensitive records at risk. see it to believe it. the manning brothers rapping their way through a new commercial for direct tv. literally rapping. ridiculous. we'll show it to you anyway. all that and so much more this hour on "markets now." ♪ >> stocks down, worrying about a pull back from the federal reserve. is this what the month will be like? adam, answer me that. >> there's been a lot of people who have been talking about a four to 8% pull back, a correction. who is winning and losing? the s&p down ten points, dow down 70 points, but leading the charge on the dow, at least some to the positive. united technologies, chevron, merck, they are up now, but the big losers on the dow this morning, disn
, that discussion has intensified over the past year, and may pick up from here. officials briefed president obama. and mary jo white of push new standards are trading systems, today's interrupttion in trading of nonetheless serious, and should reinforce our collective commitment to addressing technological vulnerabilities, and jack lew, ensured market stability said he has been updated throughout the day. >> we've been aggressive on the cyber security front. promoting public private partisan to make sure that -- partnership to make sure information sharing. and mediation methods are understand and deployable, sometimes there are system failures where machines break and they need to be fixed and up and running. >> fbi and congressional staffers were also monitors the trading halt. we had a number of hearings when it came to the flash crash a couple years ago. neil: better to call it a flash freeze than a flash crash. very good rich thank you. >> after the halt, get ready for the hit, damage to market confidence takes a longer time to come back. to nyse managing director. on what all exchange the m
. a number of submarines believed to be in the mediterranean. the obama administration is promising to release new intelligence shortly. speaking to members of the american legion today, vice president biden sounded 100% convinced. >> no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical we pops attacks in syria. and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> there is ample evidence of an atrocity on the ground. cnn has obtained exclusive video. fred, what's the reaction from the assad regime to continued strong language like that from the obama administration? >> reporter: i think they are hearing it. i was in with the information ministry of the country, who is a powerful figure. he spoke differently than i seen syrian officials speak in the past couple of days. before that you would hear them say if attacked, syria would fight back. the syrian people would rise up. you still hear that rhetoric but a lot less bold, and it comes of course after statements like secretary of state kerry
and air power now positioned for action. expect a move in oil, gold, and stocks if president obama orders military intervention. syria's assad says, you will fail. the rim fire around yosemite rages on in california. san francisco had to buy power from plants fueled by natural gas. environmentalists not happy. donald trump is not happy, new york attorney general filed suit calling his university misleading. it is extortion, says trump. all right, everybody, what do you think about this? miley cyrus at the music awards? horror -- here we come. "varney & company" about to begin. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >> we start with this. in syria, the gassing of men, women and children last week has pr the obama administration. americans forces have moved closer. four navy warships off coast of western syria, attack planning has been wrapped up. the opposition cl
cancelinging president obama's planned bilateral talks with his russian counterpart. president obama and vladimir putin were expected to sit down and discuss, among other things, syria's ongoing civil war. the kremlin said it is disappointed by the cancellation. the decision reportedly unanimous by the president's national security team. the icy standoff rekindles a debate between mitt romney and president obama during the 2012 campaign. >> this is to russia that this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. they fight every cause for the world's worst actors. the idea that he has more flexibility in mind for russia is very, very troubling, indeed. >> governor romney, i'm glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing america, you said russia. not al qaeda. in the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> white house -- >> boy, that's a cute line. it's just so dead wrong. it's not even funny. and every single
room." >>> john, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news, the obama administration taking its strongest stance yet against syria. the secretary of state, john kerry, making it clear he has no doubt chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the ar
of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these were computers. algorithms designed to skim the headlines and find negative or positive words and help companies profit on the results. >> minutes after that first message "ap's" corporate account tweeted it was bogus and suspended the "ap's" twitter page. >> i can say the president is fine. i was just with
. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. this is what president obama had to say. >> when it comes to the economy, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social process and it's not enough to have a black president. >> on the mall, the birmingham alabama church was bombed in 1963 and four young black girls were killed. >>> today also marks another significant date in civil rights history. it was the day the body of emmitt till was found in mississippi. >>> an act of honesty caught on tape in northern new jersey. buddy's small lot was closed when a surveillance video shows four teens entering the store. instead of making off with batteries and ear phones, they leave carbon the counter, including sales tax. >> i think it's terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing and they easily could. >> it seems a malfunctioning door lock is to blame after emplo
the chemical weapon as tack. president obama made strong statements during an exclusive interview on pbs's newshour. >> we have looked at all the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons -- or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems, using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government, in fact, carried these out. and if that's so, then there need to be international consequences. >> the president also expresses concerns over chemical weapons being used against us here in the united states. >> their control over chemical weapons may erode where they're given to known terrorist organizations that in the past have targeted the united states. then there is a prospect, a possibility in which chemical weapons that can have devastating effects could be directed at us. and we want to make sure that that does not happen. >> president obama insisted that no final decision has been made on a military strike against syria. at the fort hood trial, a military jury se
was gaining momentum, there are now new calls for caution. dozens of u.s. lawmakers want president obama to seek formal authorization from congress before an attack. congressional leaders will be briefed by the administration during the next hour. britain's prime minister is facing parliamentary resistance to a strike in an emergency session of the house of commons. they're meeting right now. and france wants to wait until u.n. inspectors finish their job. let's begin our coverage with our senior white house correspondent jim acosta. jim, have things over there hit a snag? >> wolf, you will not hear that publicly from white house officials who say they remain on what they call a compressed time frame for delivering a response to syria and they say intelligence assessment backing up that action will be delivered to the public as soon as today. in the face of more questions from congress and key u.s. allies, the obama administration says it's determined to send what it calls an unambiguous signal, not just to syrian leader bashar al assad but to the world. >> it's also important for our to
the question we must all be asking is what will we do? let me emphasize, president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations and we have great respect for the brave inspectors who in toward regime, gunfire and obstructions to their investigation, but as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who use these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the u.n. investigation. they will only of term whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already know. and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action through the urine -- the un security council the un cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. so let me be clear, we will continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time line is based on our values and our interests. we
>> here's a look look at our schedule on c-span. insident obama takes place the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the more about the watchmen the civil rights movement with rights previous -- reince priebus. it has been 50 years since the march on washington where martin luther king gave his "i have a dream" speech. now the commemoration cement -- ceremony with remarks from president obama, jimmy carter, and bill clinton. they spoke from the steps of the memorial. it is 4.5 hours. like sows everybody doing out there? it is a privilege to welcome you to a celebration and commemoration. on this day 50 years ago hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action. it would defy not just the civil rights movement but it reminds us of who we are as americans. >> what is the dream? was delivered right here. imagine what it was like to be here 50 years ago. hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action.there were rumors that coming here would be dangerous. there were fears that nobody would show up. in the end, it was a
this morning to see what the latest is on the case. >>> for the first time president obama addressed the decision to shut down embassies and diplomatic poes in the middle east and africa. the interview happened on "the tonight show with jay leno." the president also covered edward snow it is den and his relationship with john mccain and hillary clinton. a nice change of pace. what didn't they cover in the interview? >> everything. i think that's part of the reason why president obama really likes the late night talk shows. he does a lot of these. h he's the first sitting president to get in there with late night talk shows. this was his sixth appearance on leno's program. he talked about everything from the economy, health care re form, what's going on in the middle east and the nsa. ♪ >> reporter: in his first remarks on the al qaeda terror threat president obama insisting the u.s. is not overreacting in closing 19 embassies through tend of the week. >> how significant is this threat? >> well, b it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution. >> reporter: the presiden
] lasting freshness. >> let's kick off the show with breaking news. the ap reports that president obama is canceling his meeting with russian president putin over tensions because of the nsa leaker edward snowden. russia granted snowden one year temporary asylum last week. we didn't like it, the meeting off. let's get the policy, president obama's plan to keep the hougs recovery going, here it is, winding down the role of fannie and freddie and give private banks a bigger role in lending. he wants more loans for credit buyers and exert more control over the bank telling them what to do. if things go wrong, the taxpayer will still have to back the housing industry. social engineering like we had ten years ago, yes, say the critics. others support it. but remember this, do you remember this from a few weeks back, the government is using census data for a fair housing rule. they're making a racial map of every neighborhood in america, grabbing demographic data to make sure there is no inequality. special engineering and housing back at the top of the president's agenda. let's get to the ma
that is because president obama is pushing for a sir charge. good morning peter when you look at your cell phone bill as it is there are already all kinds of sir charges. what's this one about? >> this is about a new plan. the white house wants to put internet in 99 percent of the nation's school within five years for connect ed. the technology is there so why not. the administration wants you to pay for it. the money for this plan comes from jacking up every american's cell phone bill. >> probably on the order of $5 or less a year on cell phone numbers on an individual cell phone owner. >> this sir charge does not need congressional approval. although president obama does need a thumbings up from the fcc which is independent. >> the president twice said he directed the independent regulatory agency to spend this money and raise these taxes and that is simply not within his power to do>> there is one fcc commissioner to say the white house plan may have flaws. >> if the school wants to connect the money to all classrooms as opposed to a particular classroom with one gig bite we should be able to
. lou: confident in her assessment that syria had already crossed that red line and that the obama administration has responded until a few moments later when she offered up ts blatant contradiction. >> we still believe that they don'tthave the capability to use chemical weapons. that has not changed. again,e're looking into the facts on the ground. there is no reason if there is nothing to hide for the regime not to let the investigative team and. lou: what is going on? the state department does not seem to know either way. thankfully president obama announced after that he has directed intelligence agencies to find out what is happened again. administration sources on the president's confirmed his directive to the intelligence community to investigate claims. the president making stops tod at the state university of buffalo and in a high-school in syracuse. both and upstate new york. what his administration has billed as a fun and informative coegbus tour, highlighting his new plan to tie federal student aid to federal assessments of college performance, trying to tie it all into
. king addressed the country decades earlier, president obama brought the point of today home. today is not just about commemorating the dream, but advancing it. because those who came before us worked too hard, sacrificed too much for us not to keep working. >> through setbacks and heart breaks and gnawing doubt, that flame of justice flickered. and never died. and because they kept marching, america changed. because they marched, the civil rights law was passed. because they marched, a voting rights law was signed. because they marched doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and sons could finally imagine a life for themselves not shining somebody else's shoes. because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and, yes, eventually the white house changed. >> america has changed. but this country still yearns for economic justice. and every one of us can help create change. no matter who we are or what we do. >> the mother who pours her love into her daughters so she grows up with the confidence to walk through t
, and if it happens, they scale back even more like what we see under obama care, another layer to the issue here. >> those who already pay more than the wage now, the fear is what? >> the workers who are striking for more money, their jobs, their hours, they get cut. >> okay. neil: i have a property tester on the phone. terrance, i don't know if you heard arguments that might make you pause in the rush to see the minimum wage doubled, what do you think? >> i think the franchise say the cost of all funnel to the customers, it should be the parent customers working with the franchises to work on their prices and how is not to funnel cost to customers to give us a livable wage. neil: even if you do that, terrance, do you think there's enough switching on the top, you know, shifting things over, you know, as they pass along some of the savings to the franchises that that's going to be enough to pay for doubling minimum wage. >> caller: it's enough to pay workers better. neil: maybe better, i'll take a leap and say "maybe better," i don't know if it's better for companies longer term, but better is v
count them out of the syria coalition. forget whether president obama has to do this one solo, ask why. in 2011 he helped marshall 21 countries to go after qaddafi. now should we go after assad? it has not even been over two years and nobody has our back as we try to cover theirs? what does that say about us? the russian president who toys with us over a spy who wants we want back but he will not give back. and a military which we have given millions reinvesting its interest with us. a saudi government assuring egypt they have their back in case the money stops flowing from us. the chinese government blasting our debt and investing less in us. a german chancellor who mocks our ways. a french prime minister who mocks us for being inconsistent. canadians who say we have abandoned them on a pipeline and we wonder why our coalition looks like a pipe dream. maybe it is because we're out of ideas, maybe it is because were out of excuses, maybe it is because we're out of money. i don't know. beggars cannot be choosers but they can be losers. i hate to break it to you, we look like losers. una
with a fox news alert. the investigating chemical weapons have left syria. president obama says it's our obligation to act because it's a a threat to our national security. we have all those defor you next. >> call it uneducation of america. elementary school teaching kids the government is your family. tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. >> and the unlikely reunion no one saw coming. the man inside the bun coming up. he is revealed. "fox & friends" on this saturday morning starts right now. >> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us bright and early on this very important news weekend. so much is happening now that investigators have left syria, anything could happen at any moment. let's get to a fox news alert and the latest on syria for you. the u.n. team investigating the chemical attack has left the country as the obama administration the syria carried out a chemical attack. elizabeth prann is live for us in washington. >> completed four day investigation. the team collecting and carrying various samples for lab analysis to determine i
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and information to prepare. president obama does not need the approval of congress to strike. he may want to consult congress. president does not need to go to congress and less he really wants a declaration of war or it will be a prolonged military operation. connell: they basically tipped their hands and some ways but what they want to do in syria. what does that tell you about the goals and what does it tell you about what it would like to accomplish? >> it tells us this is more about pageantry. we are not seeing a real strategy, not a military strategy, not even an object this. which fashion do we want to prevail in syria? it seems like the obama administration has gotten tired of the chorus. connell: it brings us to another point. what are the ramifications of that action? we talk about the economy and how it affects the financial market. israel certainly is concerned. is there this element of cyber warfare? you basically called it saying this army would either retaliate or get out ahead of it. will we see more of this? >> i would expect to see that. assad has a tremendously capable
years by the clinton state department and the obama white house, and i do concede that it's a complicated situation. neil: now, i know, secretary, we're not into regime change and that whether this is the obama administration's way saying we're not doing wha bush, rumsfeld, and cheney did. you know the line. we're going to keep the guy in power. it's not about taking him out of power. it's about defanging him. let's say he takes the chemical weapons away, secretary. he still has guns, has tanks, has the power to kill his people, all be it not with chemicals, so, for what? >> caller: neil, he's estimated to have killed close to a hundred thousands syria people before the use of chemical weapons. neil: exactly right. >> caller: if this is a humanitarian mission, what's interesting, seems to me, is that we -- there has not been any indication from the administration as to what our national interest is with respect to this particular situation. if you think of what's really important in that region, it is two things. it's iran's nuclear program and the relationship between ira
secretary kerry talk. let me give you key point from president obama. i think this is the key statement he made. he has not made a final decision on actions that will be taken. that was, again, on remarks he made just a few moments ago. take a look at dow jones industrial average. there wasn't a lot of reaction there but that's because a lot of the stance he said was in secretary kerry's remark he had made in the final hour just before him. you see the dow fluttering around and that's because of what secretary kerry said. secretary kerry's speech was aggressive and restrainerestrai. he comes out agrss ive saying u.n. cannot gavel niz the world to act. then towards the end of his speech he becomes a little more, shall we say, restrained. the mal market rallies as he says the response from the u.s. will be limited and tailored, it will not involve any boots on the ground and the primary objective is to have a diplomatic process. which is what a lot of people are hoping for. interestingly today we have seen the markets hit the most act a little better. i'm talking about emerging markets which
missiles would be on the way in. president obama may not have the support of security counsel or great britain norp the majority of the american public. he sounds, however, like a man who decided to act. >> we have consulted with allies. we have consulted with congress. we've been in conversations with all the interested parties, and in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only syria but others around the world understand what the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm. >> limited narrow, no boots on the ground. that's what the president said. there is, however, the capacity for more. barbara starr who joins us shortly learned the uss san antonio is in the mediterranean with 300 troops aboard. certain, that the facts on the ground will justify the response. >> the american intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. this is common
's war fatigue is not, in his mind, an excuse for inaction. >> president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own timelines based on our values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict, the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am, too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about, and history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction against all warnings, against all common understanding of decency. these things we do know. >> john kerry's extremely strong statement this afternoon seemed to leave almost zero doubt the white house intended to act unilaterally in syria with a military strike, but then rather confusingly, it was almost immediately followed up with a statement from the president, himself, at an event with baltic leaders that if not substantively opposed to kerry, the opposite in tone. >> the world has an obligation to make sure that we m
on civilians. last night, the obama national security team shared intelligence with top members of congress in a 90-minute teleconference. it was enough to convince minority leader nancy pelosi that the u.s. should strike. in a rare interview, former president bush talked about the enormity of the situation. take a listen. >> the president has to make a tough decision. putting our military into harm's way is the toughest decision a president will make. >> let's bring in msnbc.com daphne and jack jacobs retired army colonel and reporter m.j. lee. with the development from the uk, the no vote, how might that change the ability for the president to garner support here in the united states? >> i think, you know, it means quite a bit. i wonder why the united states couldn't have put forth the intelligence they planned to put forth today to the public before the british parliament had voted. maybe that would have made a difference. i think for the president, you know, he wants to go in, if he does, with the greatest amount of support and to have to show that your key ally, your strongest ally, yo
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obama says he hasn't decided exactly what to do. good morning, everyone. word of the day, delay. in an interview on pbs, president obama talked about a shot across the bows, a limited targeted strike. the united nations rejects military action. congress wants to be consulted. the brits say, it's like iraq all over again. so, wait till the u.n. inspectors confirm a gas attack. delays. over here, no delay for a gas price hike, it's started already. oil still priced at $109 a barrel and stocks will open dead flat. what will be the impact of this? the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2 1/2% between april and june. that's better than first reported. but come on, everybody, get used to the new normal. "varney & company" is about to begin. the most free research reports, customizable charts, powerful screening tools, and guaranteed 1-second trades. and at the center of it all is a surprisingly low price -- just $7.95. in fact, fidelity gives you lower trade commissions than schwab, td ameritrade, and etrade. i'm monica santiago of fidelity investments, and low fees and commissions
. waiting to address congress on this issue, 6:00 tonight when obama administration officials will brief congress about the intelligence and perhaps what it plans on doing from here. the administration says this week it will make public intelligence they have showing the syrian regime used chemical weapons but when you talk about the impending action may be taking place, you have the president of the united states and across the ocean the prime minister of britain both selling intervention. >> we said stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. may have a positive impact on chemical weapons not used again on innocent civilians. >> it is this house that will survive what steps we next take if you agree to the motion i have set down, no action can be taken until we heard from the u.n. weapons inspectors and there has been further action at the united nations and another vote in this house. those of the conditions that we the british government, the british parliament are setting, and it is absolutely right that we do so. rich: the british p
. trying to thread the needle, here is what president obama said? >> it's entirely consistent to say that this tightly organized and relatively centralized al qaeda that attacked us on 9/11 has been broken apart. and is very weak and does not have a lot of operational capacity. and to say we still have these oorge regional organizations like aqap, they can pose a threat. >> aqap of course is al qaeda in. during the last presidential campaign he saw political advantage in telling america that the terror threat had been mittgated and now that he is responsible for protecting the country he admits it has not. >> as though the americans care about the organizational structure of al qaeda, what they care about is whether al qaeda can still kill americans. >> who is ho is there cte? >> the hierarchy of the chain of command is not that interesting to average measures. they want to know if we are still threatened by them and it sounds like of course we are. >> here is some hard facts for you much the state department released some numbers a few weeks ago that showed that al qaeda and the ara
. u.s. forces are said to be ready to go, only awaiting president obama's order. the commander in chief has been consulting with allied leaders by phone and now the white house is offering some clues about what the looming strike will and won't entail. our senior white house correspondent jim acosta has the latest information. what are you hearing over there, jim? >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is already discussing options for syria. he continues to line up support up on capitol hill and overseas for what appears to be an inevitable military strike for crossing that red line on chemical weapons, but white house officials are drawing other lines indicating just how far the president is willing to go. as white house state officials say president obama is making progress to use military force against syria, it was the vice president's turn to present the case for action. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> there must be a response. >> reporter: white house press secretary jay
. how president obama handles the hopes of the joshua generation. >>> plus as debt and a sense of despair looms large over motown, detroit's next mayor will be former hospital chief mike duggin or the man we'll meet this morning, wayne county sheriff benny napoleon. august 27th, this is "the daily rundown." lets get to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state john kerry laid out an aggressive case for intervention in syria arking evidence of the largest chemical attack in decades is undeniable. the latest escalation with a steady drum beat by the united states and its allies, which is clearly a leadup to military action. >> the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. president obama has made clear to the outside regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> it's an important phrase. you heard it a lot, not just from john kerry but jay carney, international norm, significant, ready for strike significant on three main tracks, one, intelligence community backing up conclusions the c
to it, the big decision on syria. president obama says the syrian government attacked its own people with chemical weapons. the president heads to congress to make the case as the u.s. seems to be ramping up, however, one of its key allies, britain is slowing things down. the question is what zp they find? we begin with barbara star at the pebt gone. >> good morning, chris. britain and washington will be releasing details on what it has about assad killing his own people. president obama says he hasn't decided what to do but is determined to hold syria accountable. >> we want the assad regime to understand that, by using chemical weapons on a large scale against your own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you're also creating situation where u.s. national interests are affected and that needs to stop. >> reporter: the president left no doubt who ordered the chemical weapons atacks. >> we've concluded the syrian government in fact carried these out. >> reporter: among the evidence i
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